My husband and I organised this family holiday for 8 of us (3 generations) to celebrate some special occasions we have taking place during 2018. We kept Villa Pinta a surprise to the rest of the family until we drove up to the gates. The look on their faces at seeing this amazing villa was priceless.
An early morning flight meant we arrived at the villa before the permitted check in time but Howard, Algarve Coast Villa agent in Portugal, who met us at Villa Pinta, invited us to leave our luggage and return later which was very convenient - thank you again and much appreciated.
Set in a quiet area within Vale da Pinta Golf Course, there are three villas in the location with Villa Pinta being the first you approach and sitting the highest. Owing to their newness, the villas are not currently visible on satellite images. The location was very convenient for the discerning golfers in the family who played this and Gramacho during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed them both.
Please see the official photos and description of this villa on the website – they are very accurate. The villa has been built to a very good specification and if you have high standards, like us, you will not be disappointed!
The 3 downstairs and 2 upstairs bedrooms (all en-suite) worked perfectly for our family combination with enough space for everyone not to feel on top of each other.
There are supermarkets just a short drive away from the villa - details can be found in the villa handbook. We hired two cars for the holiday and felt these were essential to our stay.
In addition to using the cooking facilities at the villa we also enjoyed excellent meals at Fim do Mundo, Vila Nova, Mar d’Fora, La Bella Vita and Villa Medici. Having holidayed in the area before, our party size and with it being half term, in order to avoid disappointment we booked our restaurant tables a couple of weeks before we travelled.
Slide and Splash Water Park is a short drive from the villa, which has had some changes/updates for 2018 – our family felt it was worth the trip.
With a cloudy start to one day we took a short drive to Lagos for a stroll around the quaint streets of the town and to ‘people watch’ around the marina. The sun came out whilst there so we were soon back in the cars to return to Villa Pinta and take advantage of the lovely pool!
We opted for the pool to be heated which proved to be worth every penny. Using the electric pool cover each evening was easy and helped to retain the comfortable water temperature.
We did raise a couple of maintenance issues during our stay but these were dealt with promptly when we contacted Howard.
One suggestion for the comfort of future guests. There are two hairdryers in the villa – my own travel version gave up during the week - so suggest a third would be beneficial for parties with 4 or more with long tresses getting ready simultaneously.
Thank you to Solange, who worked very hard to clean the villa for our arrival on change over day and for being very accommodating about the timing when providing the mid-week cleaning service during our stay. As bookings increase, and in order to maintain the pristine condition of this beautiful villa, we anticipate additional cleaning hours would be of long-term benefit.
We would certainly love to return to Villa Pinta again and as much as we would like to keep it a hidden gem, we will have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family.
Thank you very much to the owners for letting out your beautiful villa and along with Howard, from Algarve Coast Villas, for helping to make our family holiday one we will always remember.
Fantastic newly built villa with all mod cons. Just a short stroll to the club house and the first hole this villa is also in a great location for exploring the many great rustic restaurants in the surrounding area and is also only a short drive to resorts and beaches.
We stayed at Villa Pinta for a golfing weekend. The villa is sensational, very well equipped with everything we needed, and extremely comfortable. It is an easy drive from Faro and the golf courses - Pinta and Garmancho were excellent. We found some fabulous restaurants in the local area, all of which were outstanding value. We plan to go back as soon as we can. loved it
Had a brilliant three day stay here. It's right on the golf course but nicely hidden away and so golf balls in the swimming pool are not a problem. House is beautifully appointed, close the beaches and some amazing restaurants. Perfect.
This is an amazing villa. Fantastic location very near the golf course, water park and a short drive to the beach. Very family friendly with a beautiful swimming pool and all the amenities that anyone could possibly want. Lovely restaurants nearby and great climate. Highly recommended !
Outstanding, Exceeded all expectations! Amazing, luxurious and fabulous are only a few of the many words that we could use to describe this stunning property. Thoughtful, stylish and elegant attention to detail in terms of with how the property is equipped. Wonderful location. Look no further for the ultimate, breath-taking place to base yourself for the perfect family/group holiday.
We stayed here in October 2017, the group comprising of two families of four, children 6 – 13 and one set of grandparents. There was more than enough room for all of us to live here comfortably; dining, relaxing by the pool, sleeping or sitting in the living room. We were never short of space. The villa is presented in a spotless condition offering everything and more.
Whilst there is no need to venture from the comfort of the villa and its garden, we did make the short journey into the nearby Ferragudo with whitewashed houses tumbling down the hillside towards the river front and the village square with its many cafes and restaurants making it the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.
I really can not recommend this property highly enough!
I visited in mid September with some old university friends for our annual get together. The villa is an easy drive from Faro airport and the villa itself is absolutely beautiful. It’s incredibly modern and well planned with a fantastic pool area with. views of the golf course. Everything is thought of. Ferraguda and the beach is just a short cab ride away, although it’s walkable and supermarkets are nearby as well. I honestly couldn’t find a fault with this villa and I’m very fussy! Coming back next year with my children for sure!